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Ethan Stowell speaks at GeekWire Startup Day 2015.

If you’re a big fan of Ethan Stowell restaurants but don’t feel like getting all fancy and leaving the house, you may like what Lish is offering.

The Seattle food delivery startup today announced that it has partnered with Stowell to deliver his meals to your doorstep for $10-to-$15 per entree starting on Thursday. Stowell, who just spoke at GeekWire’s Startup Day, is one of Seattle’s more accomplished chefs and runs nine restaurants in the region.

Lish, meanwhile, launched this past July and prepares fresh on-demand meals made by local chefs and delivers them to customers’ houses and offices around town. Users can see what meals are available on the web or via the Lish app, which updates each day. If they see something tasty and it’s before 6:30 p.m., customers can order food and expect delivery (which costs $4) in less than two hours. They also have the option to order meals in advance.

The company is somewhat unique, as it does not hire its own chefs, nor does it deliver food made by other restaurants. Lish allows chefs — who are not Lish employees — to make their meals either at Lish’s kitchen in Seattle or at their own restaurants.


The startup, founded by ex-Amazon product manager Aakhil Fardeen and his former colleagues, has now partnered with 17 chefs since July and launched a web ordering platform. It also now offers Lish for Business to offices that want to order in bulk. It’s similar to Peachd, another new Seattle-based lunch delivery service that caters specifically to businesses.

Peachd and Lish are only two of several food delivery startups operating in Seattle. Just today we wrote about SpoonRocket, a San Francisco-based company that is launching in Seattle this week. Others include CaviarMuncheryPostmates, and Bitesquad, as well as more traditional options like Eat24 and GrubHub.

This week, Lish is offering a meal from Stowell for $5 as part of a promotion.

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